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November 29th

Water Isaacson - The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers Geniuses, and Geeks Created a Digital Revolution 

Newman, 1-3p.m.

Hear author of Steve Jobs speak about pioneer of computer programming Ada Lovelace, Lord Byron’s daughter and other innovators of the digital age

 

Cedric Burnside Project ft Garry Burnside and Gravy

Tipitina’s, 10p.m.

Catch this Blues Hall of Famer uptown

 

Little Freddie King

The Beatnik, 9p.m.

Join this class act local bluesman in Central City

 

FKA Twigs

Republic, 9p.m.

The sexiest electronic R&B show you’ll probably ever go to

 

Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar

The Country Club, 10a.m.-3p.m.

Do it how you live it + $10 bottomless Mimosas every Sat and Sun

 

DJ Black Pearl

Blue Nile Balcony Room, 1a.m.

Two nights of EDM from the princess of Indian dj’s

 

Hustle w/ DJ Soul Sister

Hi Ho Lounge, 9p.m.-1a.m.

Get ya hustle on to humble resident DJ who spins it how she lives it

 

John Boutte

d.b.a., 8p.m.

Witness local jazz vocalist’s voice floating on Frenchmen ($10)

 

Funk Monkey

d.b.a., 10p.m.

Second-line funk and dank boogaloo groove made to make ya move ya feet

 

Eric Lindell

d.b.a., 11p.m.

San Franciscan native turned Cajun sifts through elements of blues and soul $15

 

Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue

Siberia, 10p.m.

Authentic N.O. honky-tonk rockgal

 

Down

Southport Hall, 7p.m.

Philip Anselmo's local metal cult 

 

Bayou Classic

Superdome, 1:30p.m.

Rivals Southern University and Grambling State duke it out for the 41st time in this annually played game

 

Fan Fest

Champions Square, 9a.m.-1p.m.

Music outside da dome featuring 5th Ward Weebie and more

 

Dimanche

November 30th

Saints vs Steelers

Heinz Fields, 12p.m.

Through long games of labor, and nights devoid of ease, the Saints still hear in their souls the music of wonderful Who Dat melodies and silently steal away

 

Nick Spitzer and American Routes Presents Sleepy LaBeef

Chickie Wah Wah, 8p.m.

This 76 year old honky-tonk gives new meaning to the term live show

 

The Palmetto Bug Stompers

d.b.a., 6p.m.

Do tha dance to traditional jazz with Washboard Chaz, Will Smith, Paul Roberson, Seva Venet, Robert Snow, Bruce Brachman and John Dodli

 

Cannabis Corpse

Siberia, 10p.m.

Weed-themed Death Metal from Richmond, VA

 

Luna Fete

Gallier Hall, 7p.m. & 7:30p.m.

Projection mapping and spatial augmented reality starts tonight

 

Micah McKee & Little Maker

Circle Bar, 5-9p.m.

Free music for happy hour

Film Review: Fury


By Jason Raymond

Psychokinesis describes what happens in contemporary war movies as well as anything else I can think of. During the many battle sequences of Fury you are mesmerized by all the CGI pyrotechnics, complex sound, and quick edits that transport you inside an M4 Sherman tank. For about twenty-five years [1942-1977], America churned out movies about World War Two when much of the audience actively participated in the conflict to some degree. Yet the technology underpinning filmmaking never could achieve - what? technical accuracy? - the sheer spellbinding visuals in this movie.  


Weekend Fete is Always For Pleasure


By John Bisone

Self-gratification, satisfaction, and enjoyment needn't be justified in the Crescent city; pleasure is allowed to be its own reward. This weekend the collective that brought us Beasts Of The Southern Wild, celebrates artists and institutions that work for pleasure in their first annual Movies Music Art Mayhem festival, Always For Pleasure. The festival kicks off tonight at 7p.m. at AFP Headquarters at 2735c Toulouse, with a showing of festival namesake and inspiration Les Blank's iconic New Orleans masterpiece, Always For Pleasure.


Film Review: The Shootist


No, John Wayne wasn’t dying when he made The Shootist, which plays  this Sunday and Wednesday at 10a.m. at the Prytania Theater. The old man had been breathing on one lung since before he made The Sons of Katie Elder (1965). He did tote an oxygen tank everywhere he went. He had a wracking cough, and was physically pushing himself. With only one lung, John Wayne still chained-smoked.


NOLA-Listers: Hollywood's Party Scene Hits NOLA


By Jason Raymond

How soon before New Orleans becomes a “Hollywood lunch" town? That storied SoCal entertainment establishment, the Hollywood party, is beginning to appear on the Hollywood South scene.


Selma Trailer Released, Wendell Pierce Reminisces


The nation has spent the past year commemorating the 50th anniversary of several landmark moments in the Civil Rights movement. Being an American story, of course, a movie is also underway. Today, the trailer for Ava DuVernay’s much anticipated Selma was released. The film chronicles the bloody and pivotal voting rights marches of 1965.


NOVAC Kicks Off Second Web Weekend


By Jason Raymond

The New Orleans Video Access Center [NOVAC] kicks off its Web Weekend with a select think tank today (11.07). Nine internet-based entertainment productions will consult with a panel of experts and mentors. This year’s projects include Kyle June Williams is The Worst from the Sunken City alum, Chris DeMacy’s Sidewalk Stories, Alex Garcia’s sci-fi thriller web series Interrogation, and Hogwash from Zach Godshall, who directed Sundance favorite Lord Byron.


Today in NOLA: 11.05.14


Tonight, New Orleans offers poetry, films and musicals. If a Phantom doesn;t do it for you, Wolfman is hitting Frenchmen. On this day in 1996, Senator Mary Landrieu became the first Louisiana woman elected to the US Senate. Today she's prepping for a runoff. While Mary works, here are some events for the rest of us.


Film Review: Gone Girl


By Jason Raymond

After sitting through the endless, endless Gone Girl, I looked up the run times of David Fincher’s last seven movies. Here’s the list:


Film Review: John Wick


By Jason Raymond

While it seems I review a “ one man kills entire Russian Mob” movie once a month, John Wick has clearly risen to the top of those movies and even recent action movies. People often ask me if I like “normal movies” wherein lots of people get shot to death under preposterous circumstances while everyone displays minimal emotion. Sure, I do sometimes and this is one of them. John Wick rates higher than Liam Neeson’s recent A Walk Among the Tombstones. It’s at least twice the equal of The Equalizer.


Smothered & Others

John Schneider Talks Filmmaking



Actor/Director/Writer John Schneider does a mean Christopher Walken impression. The man who described himself “a Westchester County boy” (outside of New York City), slipped into Walken's voice, mimicking his interviewer’s snobby elocution. And the impersonation is spot-on. Schneider, the man, quickly turns out to be far, far more complex and insightful than the TV roles that made him famous.  


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Contributors:

Dead Huey Long, Emma Boyce, Elizabeth Davas, Ian Hoch, Lindsay Mack, Anna Gaca, Jason Raymond, Lee Matalone, Phil Yiannopoulos, Joe Shriner, Chris Staudinger, Chef Anthony Scanio, Tierney Monaghan, Stacy Coco, Rob Ingraham,

Staff Writers

Cheryl Castjohn, Sam Nelson

Art Listings

Cheryl Castjohn

Photographers

Brandon Roberts, Rachel June, Daniel Paschall

Film Critic

Jason Raymond

Puzzler

Paolo Roy

Art Director:

Michael Weber, B.A.

Editor:

B. E. Mintz

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Minced Media, Inc.

Editor Emeritus



Stephen Babcock